May 2, 2016

Billie Jean King’s Mother Passes

(February 7, 2014) Betty Moffitt, the mother of tennis hall of famer Billie Jean King and former major league pitcher Randy Moffitt, passed away on Friday in Prescott, Arizona at the age of 91.

Due to her 91-year-old mother’s illness, Billie Jean King did not attend Friday’s opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics in Russia.

King who is openly gay, was chosen by President Barack Obama was to help lead the U.S. delegation to the Olympic Games, has spoken against Russia’s anti-gay law.  Former U.S. hockey player Caitlin Cahow will take King’s place,

Kin’s father Bill Moffitt died in 2006, the very year the U.S. tennis center that hosts the U.S. Open in New York was renamed for King.

The family will have private services. Instead of flowers, the family would like donation made to Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon Street, Suite 100, Prescott, AZ 86301.